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Tax-free IRA Distribution

You can transfer assets directly from a traditional IRA to support Johns Hopkins, an easy, tax-efficient way for donors to make an impact today. If you are 70½ or older, you are able to make a tax-free gift of up to $100,000 directly from your traditional IRA to Johns Hopkins. And if you are 72 or older, you can also use this transfer to satisfy your required minimum distribution.

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How to make your gift:

1.  Contact your IRA administrator and request that a distribution be made directly to Johns Hopkins

2. Provide your IRA administrator with our Tax ID number (52-0595110).

3.  Contact the Office of Gift Planning at 410-516-7954, 800-548-1268 or giftplanning@jhu.edu and let us know your gift is on the way. Provide your full name, address, and phone number, and the area of Johns Hopkins you wish to support

Note: To use assets from another retirement plan, such as a 401(k), first move these funds into a traditional IRA, then transfer them to Johns Hopkins. You can also designate Hopkins as a beneficiary of your retirement plan.

 

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